STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS ASSOCIATION OF ARIZONA
Topic: ASU Student Night
Research and Development: Testing Our Understanding of Engineering Principles
Speaker: Damon Ho with Simpson
The presentation will provide a brief overview into the development cycle of a product used by the construction industry. The presentation will examine the process of following standards and criteria to establish design information. The significance and influence of boundary conditions in testing and setup will be discussed. Examples of testing which lead to better understanding of material mechanics will be shared.
Damon Ho is a Branch Engineer at Simpson Strong-Tie. He received his undergraduate in Architectural Engineering and his MBA from California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo. After practicing structural engineering, he went on to obtain his Masters in Civil Engineering from University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Some of the projects he has designed include steel and concrete commercial buildings, multi-story cold formed steel framed buildings, retrofit of existing light-framed commercial buildings, and single family residential using wood and cold formed steel framing. Before joining Simpson Strong-Tie, Damon was a member of the Cal Poly Architectural Engineering faculty from 2001 to 2007. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of California, and LEED certified.
Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Visitor Parking is available in the Rural Road Parking Structure located at the corner of Rural Road and Lemon Street.